ACE Mentor Summer Program is awarded new Grant Funding

The ACE Community Design Build Workshop has been selected by Cognizant Technology Solutions’ as one of just 40 programs across the country to receive funding through their Making the Future Education Initiative.  We would like to thank Cognizant for their affirmation and support in growing our summer program!

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TEANECK, N.J., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today announced it is awarding 40 grants to expand afterschool, in-school, and summer programs across more than 60 sites in 25 states through its Making the Future education initiative. Designed to promote creativity and inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among young learners, the initiative supports fun, hands-on “making” programs for students from grade school through high school. The 2016 grants will provide approximately 175,000 hours of making activities, including projects on electronics, robotics, computer programming, digital fabrication, 3D printing and wearable technology.

Cognizant’s Making the Future initiative, part of the company’s overall efforts to promote skills that help ensure a competitive American workforce, was launched in 2011.  Through the annual grants and other programs, Making the Future has introduced more than 260,000 children nationwide to over 1.9 million hours of making activities focused on STEM disciplines.

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